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Emerald Publishing awarded for its leading employee wellbeing strategy at Inside Out Mental Health Awards

12th April 2021

Emerald Publishing is delighted to have been awarded the winner of the 'SME Strategy' category at the 2021 Inside Out Mental Health Awards.

The awards, hosted in association with Unmind, celebrate the creation of mentally healthy workplaces that allow all employees to prioritise their wellbeing.

Emerald was one of more than 200 entries to the awards and judges praised Emerald’s efforts over the past few years to prioritise and bring more awareness to mental health at work and break down any stigmas attached. Emerald works hard to provide equal opportunities to all and to date has implemented various initiatives including:

  • The 'Let’s talk about…' campaign which invites colleagues to talk about their mental health and share their stories, covering topics such as PTSD, ADHD and borderline personality disorder
  • Training individuals within the business as Mental Health First Aiders
  • Running an annual Wellbeing Week where employees can participate in workshops and talks dedicated to improving wellbeing

Emily Hodgson, HR Business Partner said: “We are delighted to win the SME strategy award. The physical, mental and financial wellbeing of our employees is something we take seriously at Emerald. We recognise that we have a duty of care to promote good wellbeing along with empowering and enabling our employees to put their wellbeing as a priority.

“By creating an environment of trust and openness, we are seeing an increase in colleagues becoming comfortable to be open and talk about their mental health and get the support they need. As a business we want to continue to provide essential tools and resources to ensure wellbeing support is easily accessible and that mental health continues to be at the forefront of our minds.”

In 2020, Emerald was awarded Silver at Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Awards for its commitment to wellbeing.

Find out more about how Emerald supports the wellbeing of employees


About Emerald

Emerald Publishing provides a range of publishing services to help researchers tell their story in a meaningful and timely way, providing innovative tools and services to build confidence and capability in impactful research.  As a proud signatory of DORA, Emerald is committed to establishing new pathways to impact, making research more accessible, and helping communities make decisions that change their world for the better.  For over 50 years Emerald’s core purpose has been to champion fresh thinkers and help them make a difference so that little by little those in academia or in practice can unite to bring positive change in the real world. Emerald Publishing is delighted to be named Independent Publisher of the Year and Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year in the Independent Publishers Guild 2020 Independent Publishing Awards.

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Gemma Clulow
PR Manager
Emerald Publishing
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